Youth in Europe
Providing a good environment for young people to grow up, learn and work in is a key goal for Europe and for Eurofound – but one that faces particular challenges at present. Read an overview of the policy issues and Eurofound's work.
In a rush to deliver ‘quick fixes’ to the problem of youth unemployment, governments are falling short of devising well-coordinated policy interventions firmly grounded in evidence that could be more effective and save public money. 'Start-up support for young people' highlights the breadth and variety of publicly supported measures on youth entrepreneurship available in the EU.
Investing in people is key to economic growth in the EU. The European Commission's review of 'Employment and social developments in Europe 2015' draws on a range of Eurofound research, including on youth issues.
Young representatives from the Irish Development Education Association visited Eurofound on 27 November to learn about recent research on youth issues and share findings on their EU-funded project 'Challenging the crisis'.
Eurofound’s new report Social inclusion of young people includes a review of broader policy approaches to the social inclusion of young people in 11 EU Member States
Eurofound’s new report 'Social inclusion of young people' includes a review of lessons learned from early implementation of the Youth Guarantee in 10 EU Member States.
Eurofound's new report ‘Social inclusion of young people’, published on 23 September 2015, analyses early implementation of the Youth Guarantee and looks at broader measures to support social inclusion of young people.
On 16–17 July, an informal meeting of Ministers of Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities was held in Luxembourg. Ministers of employment met to discuss ‘Youth employment and job creation: Youth Guarantee and beyond’, with input from Eurofound and the European Youth Forum.